Manchester City Clinch Premier League Title As Man United Slip At Old Trafford

Manchester City are Premier League champions after Manchester United lost to West Bromwich Albion.

It is the team’s first league title since 2014.

The result leaves Manchester City 16 points clear at the top with five games remaining.

It is also City’s first win under former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, who may have missed the moment after saying on Saturday that he had a round of golf booked with his son.

Champions!!!!!! What a great feeling!! So happy to be able to share another trophy with our amazing fans!#ManCity #SharkTeam #Champions pic.twitter.com/8CqCtyX7vi
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) April 15, 2018

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Manchester United had to at least manage a draw to keep the title race alive but they were surprised at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez scored with 18 minutes remaining.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku and West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester

City’s captain Vincent Kompany told Sky Sports: “You can’t describe the feeling. It’s amazing. It’s such an achievement and I’m proud of the team.

“I had a feeling when I woke up this morning but it’s a different experience when you’re waiting for a team to lose.

“But it feels just as good because you can’t take it for granted.

“I’ve never been able to retain the title so I want to see if this team has got it in them to carry on and be even more successful.”

📷 You’re welcome, @ManCity.#WBA pic.twitter.com/IR3iesrys2
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 15, 2018
:: Analysis – Premier League winners won’t rest on their laurels

West Brom’s official Twitter account tweeted “you’re welcome” to Manchester City, while its fans at Old Trafford sang: “We’ve won you the league, Manchester City, we’ve won you the league”.

West Brom’s caretaker manager Darren Moore told Sky Sports: “It was important to come here and give a positive performance.

“The players and the staff put a real shift in and there is real belief at the club.”

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said: “I think we were deservedly punished.

“Everything was complicated, they couldn’t play simple, everything was one more touch, one more flick, one more turn, the ball lost.

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